GORDON S PERISHO
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HONORED ON PANEL 33E, LINE 10 OF THE WALL

GORDON SAMUEL PERISHO

WALL NAME

GORDON S PERISHO

PANEL / LINE

33E/10

DATE OF BIRTH

03/07/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/31/1967

HOME OF RECORD

QUINCY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Adams County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LCDR

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GORDON SAMUEL PERISHO
POSTED ON 8.4.2015
POSTED BY: Wes Edwards

Thank You for all these posts

My father was in the same squadron with Sam Perisho, and he and his wife Ruth Anne were friends with my parents. Somewhere in my pictures I have a picture of Sam holding me as a baby. It's easy to forget the sacrifice of those who have been gone for so many years. But I try not to forget, and seeing these posts here warms my heart. Sam was a warrior, and a patriot. But looking back, he was just a friend of my parents. And he died doing a job that means a lot to me. Rest in Peace. And let us not forget.
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POSTED ON 3.14.2015
POSTED BY: Jennifer Miller Olsson

My MIA

I received Lt. Gordon Perisho as my MIA when receiving the POW-MIA bracelet made popular many years ago, and I found his name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in D.C. In 1990. I never forgot his name, I thought of him often, and until recently, I didn't know what he looked like or where he was from. Now the internet reveals his story, making the loss feel even greater. Thank you Lt. Perisho for your courage, your heart, and for inspiring a teenage girl, whom you never met, to never take life for granted and to be brave in living it.
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POSTED ON 12.1.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCDR Gordon Samuel Perisho, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 4.30.2013
POSTED BY: simon isherwood

You are not forgotten

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow, age shall not weary them nor the years condemn, at the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.......

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POSTED ON 5.30.2012
POSTED BY: Susie Buchser

Still Remembered

I believe it was around 1969 about 43 years ago I received my MIA bracelet..the bracelet's was engraved with Lt. Gordon S. Perisho's name. I wore that bracelet and never took it off for years, I continue to remember his name and his service and sacrifice for our country. As I had opportunity for remembrance this Memorial Day it occurred to me that I could possibly find him somewhere listed at a memorial wall. When I searched for his name I found him here and his picture for the very first time. Lt. Gordon Perisho will continue to be remembered and honored in my heart as one who paid the ultimate sacrifice for sake of Freedom for me and for all. With grateful thanks I salute you. You were in my prayers for many years and your family will continue to remain there. I still have my bracelet tucked safely in my remembrance box.
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